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Anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, which was the most intense category 5 storm to ever hit the US coast.  It hit in the Florida Keys and killed over 500 people with winds that reached up to 185 mph.  It made a second landfall later near Cedar Key as a category 2 hurricane.

You can read more about the storm at the Sun-Sentinel at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/storm-center-blog/sfl-blog-215-labor-day-cane-20150825-story.html.

The National Weather Service also has a story at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/srnews/stories/2010/1935.htm.

A number of historical photographs from the storm are available here.

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